G DATA Generation 2018: IT security taken a step further

09/25/2017, Bochum Emailing, banking, shopping or social media - these are online services familiar to almost every Internet user. Each one of them involves circulating personal and sensitive data. Attacks by ransomware and the loss of critical data have shown that modern, self-learning technologies are required to...

G DATA Generation 2018: IT security taken a step further

Are complex passwords a thing of the past?

08/28/2017, Bochum Password rules are a regular source of frustration in many businesses. Employees are forced to change their passwords on a regular basis which comply with certain rules. For instance, a password must be of a certain length, have lower and upper case characters, special characters as well as digits....

Are complex passwords a thing of the past?

CompTIA ChannelCon 2017: Next generation IT security

07/18/2017, Bochum From July 31st to August 2nd, IT vendors, distributors and resellers meet at ChannelCon in Austin, TX to discuss the industry’s latest trends and developments. At the CompTIA trade shot, the German antivirus company and its US distributor Contronex present their highly effective IT security...


Fake Windows Helpdesk asks people to call them

07/14/2017, Bochum The latest scheme of scammers is to pose as a certified Windows helpdesk, asking unsuspecting users to call them. On screen, user will see a fake security alert in the foreground and the Windows 10 error screen in the background. The message claims that the computer has experienced an issue and was...

Fake Windows Helpdesk asks people to call them

Smartphone gaming apps: shopping trips for children in virtual worlds

07/06/2017, Bochum Which parent would allow their child to spend hundreds of Euros without supervision? None of course in the real world, but it’s a different matter with in-app purchases in games for smartphones and tablets. So-called Free-to-play games (F2P) offer time-limited game simplification tools for real...

Smartphone gaming apps: shopping trips for children in virtual worlds